PGWI board members have been busy working internationally on water, sanitation, and health projects. Learn more about who our board members are and how they contribute to global drinking water, sanitation and hygiene.
We also believe in the power of education to spread awareness about water, sanitation and hygiene within the Philadelphia region and beyond. For the past seven years we have an annual conference highlighting and problem-solving different issues.
Dick Riegler a Board member of PGWI, a former Board member of the Nepal Foundation (NF) and current advisor, has been working with NF since early 2009 to establish WASH in a remote area of Nepal known as Basa. This newsletter includes discussion of the NF’s WASH accomplishments to date as well as additional workRead More
Earlier this year, San Francisco became the first major city in the U.S. that passed an ordinance to ban the sale and distribution of single-use bottled water in public spaces. Learn more from the Youtube video below! Could Philadelphia follow in their footsteps?Read More
On the evening of May 27, two teenage girls in the Uttar Pradesh state of India were raped and hanged when they were on their way to defecate in a field. The world is shocked and outraged. Nearly half of the country’s population – up to 68% in rural areas – lack access to basicRead More
Image from the 7th WWF: 1st Announcement The mechanism of implementation is the focus of the 7th World Water Forum (WWF), held in Daegu-Gyeongbuk, Korea from April 12th to 17th of next year. Over twenty thousand global participants plan to discuss, learn and share solutions for the multidimensional water crisis. Science and technology play a significant role modeling andRead More
Are you up to date with Philadelphia’s Professional Chapter of Engineers Without Borders USA upcoming events this May and June? Grant Writing Session & Lunch Saturday, May 31 | 12:00pm – 2:00pm Volunteers are needed for grant writing research, the objective of which is to apply for additional funding on behalf of the Philippines: Water for Life Project.Read More